Sunday 2 October 2011 11am

Back to Church Sunday!

Due to technical difficulties this mornings service is not available to download.

Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 154 O Lord my god when I in awesome wonder
PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER
Time with the Young Folk
HYMN (Sheet) Our God is a great big God
(young folk leave afterwards)
BIBLE READING Phillipians 3: 4b-14
ANTHEM The Gentle Rain of God (Tom McCulla)
BIBLE READING Matthew 21: 33-46
HYMN 189 Be still for the presence of the Lord
THE SERMON
HYMN 547 What a friend we have in Jesus
OUR MORNING PRAYERS
OFFERING & DEDICATION
HYMN 130 Ye servants of God
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN (CH4 825 sung twice)

Our Reader today is Kirsty McNeil

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; Your kingdom come, your will be done; on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen

A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE to our BACK TO CHURCH service this morning. Our church has something for all ages and activities go on throughout the week. Large print copies of the order of service are available from the door stewards. If you’re a visitor, please sign our Visitors Book in the Vestibule – we’d love to get to know you! Please join us in the large hall afterwards for tea, coffee and conversation, served in aid of CHURCH HOUSE.

A PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP – Father God, your love for your children is without limit; help us to give a warm welcome to those who join us. May your church grow in love, service and witness; feed us and strengthen us to walk in your way, so that many people may find and know you. AMEN.

ALPHA – short 10 minute catch-up meeting after Church today.

MUSIC MAKERS – We meet in the Church for half an hour today for boys & girls in P1-P7, from 12:15-12:45. Hopefully singing at Harvest next week too!

ORGAN ANNIVERSARY ― this evening at 7pm for a Songs of Praise & Worship Service (refreshments afterwards!) led by our church choir and visitors. Choir note: rehearsal 4pm-6pm. PLEASE DO TRY AND COME ALONG AND SUPPORT TONIGHT’S SERVICE.

FAIR TRADE -The monthly opportunity to purchase goods from our “First Sunday Stall” takes place today in the hall. Please pop along and have a browse.

LIFE & WORK – the October issue of Life and Work is now available, for subscribers and distributors, in the usual places.

GUILD – resumes this week, on Tuesday, at 7:30pm with a Songs of Praise and Communion. As we are meeting in the Church, please enter via Vardar Ave door.

PRAYER CIRCLE –we meet on Wednesday 5th October at 7:15pm. Please meet initially in the Vardar Ave corridor.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING DONATIONS – Members of the congregation wishing to donate harvest goods for the benefit of the needy of Glasgow are invited to bring them along to the CHURCH on Saturday 8 October between 10.30am -12pm where they will be gratefully received. Items which will be useful are: CANNED – Soup, Meat, Fish, Veg, Puddings, Fruit, Custards, Pastas; DRIED – Breakfast cereal, soup, biscuits, Fruit, Rice, Sugar, Pastas, Oats; DRINKS – Tea, Coffee, Fruit juice; OTHERS – Preservatives, Toiletries. NO OUT OF DATE OR HOMEMADE GOODS PLEASE. The centres we are supporting this year are Kirkhaven, Talbot Association and the Wayside Centre. Thank you for your continued support, Helen McKenzie

HARVEST SERVICE – next week at 11 o’clock – all welcome.

WILLIAMWOOD MUSIC – if you would like to be part of a developing Music Group it’s not too late! Just let Alan know of your interest. We meet next Sunday – with instruments & singers – following the morning service. Remember a packed lunch!

INFORMAL COMMUNION – next Sunday at 3pm in the Chancel – all are welcome.

THE GLASGOW PASSION will take place on Thursday at 7:30pm in George Square. Find out more (and register for tickets quickly) at http://www.glasgowpassion.co.uk. Contact Iain or Trish if you’d like to go – transport can be arranged.

CLARKSTON DISASTER – Clarkston Churches Together will hold a service in October at Greenbank Church to commemorate the 40th anniversary. An act of remembrance will also take place on Friday 21 October at Clarkston Toll. If anyone wants to share memories or to have an input in the services please contact Mr Reid.

MINISTER’S HOLIDAY – Mr Reid will be on holiday from 11th-25th October. Anyone requiring the services of a Minister should contact Margaret Robertson in the first instance – 638-5521, or margaretctrobertson@gmail.com

THOMAS CHALMERS LECTURE – Sunday 23 October at 3pm in the “Tron Theatre Complex”, Argyle Street. Email davidcjackson22@hotmail.com if you intend to attend this event as spaces are limited. More details on notice boards.

WILLIAMWOOD’S GOT TALENT – Saturday 19th November is fast approaching. Participants should notify Carole, Alan or Ross by 26th October. For help in lighting/sound speak to Ross in the first instance. If you’re not taking part you are therefore part of the audience – you will decide the winner so keep the date free!

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING – Ladies (and gents), don’t rush to do all your Christmas Shopping too early!!! Events and Young Woman’s Group are holding a Shopping evening in the church halls on Tuesday 8th November. There will be a great variety of stalls (20 confirmed to date) as well as refreshments and a wee bit pampering. If anyone would like a table for selling their wares on the evening or have a contact who would like a table please see Carole Lyons

CHURCH GARDEN – For the next couple of months we will “cut back” and meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays to tend to the Church Gardens – Thanks, Jimmy Craig.

DOORS OPEN – Looking for Peace? Looking for a quiet space, time to pray, or a friendly chat over a cuppa? Our Church and Iona Chapel are open for visitors each weekday morning from 10 o’clock until 11:45am.

For Baptisms (whatever your age), Weddings, joining the Church and for anyone who needs a visit please contact the manse. Mr Reid’s day off is Monday.

NEXT SUNDAY
Tea served by the CHOIR
Bible Reader GRANT KEYES

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 2nd October Back To Church Sunday
12:15pm – Music Makers (in the church for ½ an hour)
7pm – Organ Anniversary Songs of Praise Service
Tuesday 4th October 7:30pm – Guild Resumes with Communion and a Songs of Praise – ALL WELCOME – Noting that we meet in the Church and please enter from Vardar Ave entrance.
Wed. 5th October 7:15pm – Prayer circle (gather in Vardar corridor)
Thursday 6th October 7:30pm – the Glasgow Passion
Saturday 8th October 10:30am-12noon – Harvest Donations
Sunday 9th October 11am – Harvest Service
12:30pm – Music Group meeting/and “Jamming” session
3pm – Informal Communion Service
Saturday 5th November Sunday School Coffee Morning
Tuesday 8th November Christmas Shopping Night (see intimations)
Sat. 19th November Williamwood’s Got Talent – see posters on premises or see Carole Lyons if you can help or wish to participate
Saturday 3rd December Christmas Fair

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Williamwood Parish Church is a Parish church of the Church of Scotland, serving the Williamwood area of Clarkston, Glasgow. It is within the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow.
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